Independence Day (1996)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Margaret Colin Constance Spano
Harry Connick Jr.
Harvey Fierstein
Vivica A. Fox Jasmine Dubrow
Jeff Goldblum David Levinson
Devon Gummersall Philip
Judd Hirsch Julius Levinson
Ross Lacy Aide
Robert Loggia General William M. Grey
Mary McDonnell Marilyn Whitmore
John McLaughlin Himself
Leland Orser Techy/Med Asst #1
Bill Pullman President Thomas J. Whitmore
Randy Quaid Russell Casse
James Rebhorn Albert Nimziki
Will Smith Capt. Steven Hiller
Movie Details
Genre Action; Sci-Fi
Director Roland Emmerich
Producer Dean Devlin
Writer Dean Devlin; Roland Emmerich
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 145 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.1
A group of intrepid humans attempts to save the Earth from vicious extraterrestrials in this extremely popular science-fiction adventure. Borrowing liberally from War of the Worlds, Aliens, and every sci-fi invasion film inbetween, director Roland Emmerich and producer and co-writer Dean Devlin present a visually slick, fast-paced adventure filled with expensive special effects and large-scale action sequences. The story begins with the approach of a series of massive spaceships, which many on Earth greet with open arms, looking forward to the first contact with alien life. Unfortunately, these extraterrestrials have not come in peace, and they unleash powerful weapons that destroy most of the world's major cities. Thrown into chaos, the survivors struggle to band together and put up a last-ditch resistance in order to save the human race. As this is a Hollywood film, this effort is led by a group of scrappy Americans, including a computer genius who had foreseen the alien's evil intent (Jeff Goldblum), a hot-shot jet pilot (Will Smith), and the President of the United States (Bill Pullman). While some critics objected to the film's lack of originality and lapses in logic, the combination of grand visual spectacle and crowd-pleasing storytelling proved irresistable to audiences, resulting in an international smash hit. — Judd Blaise
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 311
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 024543037712
Chapters 54
Release Date 2/11/2003
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Includes Both the Special Edition, with 9 Minutes of Restored Footage, PLUS the Original Theatrical Version
Scene-Specific Commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin
Commentary by Oscar®-winning Special Effects Supervisors Volker Engel and Doug Smith